1609 English Proverbs / Page 2
21. A cobbler formed the shape of shoes on a wooden foot shaped last. If it lasted long he was happy.
22. A cobbler should stick to his last.
23. A cold April the barn will fill.
24. A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once.
25. A cracked bell can never sound well.
26. A creaking cart goes long on the wheels.
27. A creaking door hangs longest.
28. A crowd is not company.
29. A crown's no cure for a headache.
30. A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.
31. A dimple in the chin, your living comes in; a dimple in the cheek, your living to seek.
32. A dog is a man's best friend.
33. A dog's nose and a maid's knee are always cold.
34. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
35. A drunken man is always dry.
36. A fair booty makes a fair thief.
37. A fair death honors the whole life.
38. A fault confessed is half redressed.
39. A fish follows the bait.
40. A flow will have an ebb.